From: robert on 08/29/2002
Re: Fatal Exception Errors “”
In an article from HP entitled HP Pavillion Desktop PCs-Resolving
Fatal Exception Errors: “
1: If a CD or DVD was recently removed form a drive, replace the
disc, wait ten seconds and press the SPACE key.
2: Press ENTER to try and clear the error message. The program
that wasrunning should close automatically, and the system will try
to return to the main screen.
3: Save work if the eroor message dissapears.
4: Clicl START, SHUT DOWN RESTART and OK. If the
computer does not restart after doing this, wait one minute and
press the computer’s POWER button for five seconds until it shuts
As of 8/28/02 when I remove the Norton disc, I get the error
8/29/02 tried Windows 98 & Norton-no problems
Also Microsoft has a very technical article on this subject at
On 8/29/02 I used to finder to get to “msconf.” I changed startup
items. (deleted many) So far, so good.